The Alaskan Klee Kai were developed in Alaskan by Linda Spurlin and her family. Spurlin worked for nearly 20 years in order to reach their expectations for the breed before making them available to the public in 1988.
The Alaskan Klee Kai are, in essence, a lap-sized version of their northern ancestors.
There are three varieties; Toy, Miniature, & Standard.
Toy measures up to 13 inches at the withers;
Miniature is over 13, up to and including 15;
Standard is over 15, up to and including 17 ½.
On average, the AKK weigh approximately 10 – 20 pounds.
The AKK tend to be very reserved and have a hard time warming up to strangers. Because of this, it is HIGHLY recommended that they are exposed to many different every day circumstances from a young age. If you’re interested in the puppy but don’t have at least an hour a day to devote to exposing your little one to new experiences, this breed may not be the one for you.
"The AKK has a high energy level and, due to its heavy double coat, sheds continuously and “blows” coat twice a year. Therefore an AKK may not be an ideal choice for everyone. However, if in an appropriate home, the AKK can be a wonderful and loving companion. Because of their size, these dogs can live in an apartment, but a home with at least a small, well-fenced yard is recommended. They should be exercised regularly, however, they are not as dependent on exercise as their larger relatives."
The Official Alaskan Klee Kai Breed Standard can be located on the
United Kennel Club website, here.
About the Siberian Husky
In short, the Siberian Husky is a medium-sized, high energy,
working dog, with a strong pack mentality.
Siberians are very active, athletic dogs who aim to please, and are often eager to meet new people. With fun, positive training methods they can pick up any command; however it may take a few yummy treats to get past their “what’s in it for me” point of view.
While Siberians are known to be extremely intelligent, gentle, affectionate creatures, they’re also very curious, independent, and mischievous. For this reason, the Siberian Husky is not a recommended breed for first time dog owners.
Males, 21 to 23 1/2 inches at the withers.
Females, 20 to 22 inches at the withers.
Males, 45 to 60 pounds.
Females, 35 to 50 pounds.
Weight is in proportion to height.
Many have fallen in love with the wild nature and pride of Siberians, but are unaware of what this breed is truly like. It is highly recommended to thoroughly research the breed to ensure that your lifestyle will mesh with the needs of a Siberian Husky.
About the Alaskan Klee Kai